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Nintendo Direct Dedicated to Pokémon Will Begin in Ten Hours

Will the stars align?

Pokémon being the multinational video game juggernaut it is, it should come as no surprise that Nintendo announced an eight-minute Nintendo Direct presentation yesterday. Who needs to wait for E3 when you’re rolling in the Pika-dough? Nobody, that’s who.

The big N themselves have been keeping mum over the whole thing, which is no surprise. However, persistent rumours and job listings for a Game Freak console game point to it being Pokémon Stars, the traditional third game in a generation that and Y versions sorely lacked. If this is true and we do see Stars tonight…well, I’ll let Paul Tassi from Forbes explain it better than I ever could:

It’s hard to understate just how big of a deal a fully-fledged Pokémon game would be on the Switch, even if it was just a “director’s cut” of existing games like Sun and Moon. Nintendo allowing a full Pokémon game to be on hardware that is not a dedicated handheld would be unprecedented, and would be a clear signal that the Switch is the future and the 3DS is about to mosey off into the sunset.

On the other hand, it could be the long-awaited arrival of Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO and player-vs-player in a massive update coming later in the year. Maybe more mobile games are on the way; Pokéland was announced recently, after all.

But what I really want…like, really want…is a remake of Diamond and Pearl versions. These games were forgettable for most, but most people are dumb. The best soundtrack in the series, many well-designed pocket monsters like my G4 bro Empoleon, and that generation being agameIplayedlotsonmybrandnewDSwhenIwasayoungman. So I’m biased, bite me.

In any case, it sure won’t be a packed presentation. Eight minutes can only cover so many bases.

“Time will tell. Sooner or later…time will tell.”

You can watch the presentation live right here.

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Arana blames her stunted social skills and her general uselessness on a lifetime of video games. Between her ears is a comprehensive Team Fortress 2 encyclopedia. Her brain remains at large.

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